Let’s Go For a Ride!

Let’s Go For a Ride!

22:52 18 February in GreenMarket
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Road, cyclocross, touring, triathlon, flat-bar road, mountain, hybrid, cruiser, city, BMX, folding, Recumbent, tandem. What do all of these have in common? They are bicycles! Want to learn more about them? Join the Delray Beach Bike Club and Delray Beach Police Department for its 2nd Annual Delray Beach Bicycle Safety Fair & 25 Mile Ride on Saturday, March 5 at 7:30 AM.

We took some time to learn about this off-the-chain event with the President and Founder of the Delray Beach Bike Club, Patrick Halliday.

"101214 - DELRAY BEACH - The Delray Beach Bike Club Bicycle Club hosted a Human Powered Delray Bicycle Safety Awareness Ride on Sunday morning. The one hour ride started and ended on the west side of the parking garage of Old School Square. The riders, complete with police escort, are pictured heading Eastbound on George Bush Boulevard in an effort to draw attention to the need to repave George Bush Blvd. for bicycles. photo by Tim Stepien"

How did this event come about?

P: As we transition to a more bicycle mobile community, we wanted to offer a safer environment to children and adults. The Delray Beach Bike Club and Delray Beach Police Department jointly decided to create the Delray Beach Bicycle Safety Fair to educate and inform riders while offering fun activities.

What’s new for the 2nd Annual Delray Beach Bicycle Safety Fair & 25 Mile Ride?

P: The ride portion is actually new this year. It was more focused on educating children about bike safety. This year we wanted to offer something for adults to participate.

What was your most memorable takeaway from the 1st Annual Delray Beach Bicycle Safety Fair/Ride?

P: The excitement from the children as they received new bike gear was the best. Last year, kids received new bicycle helmets and lights for their bikes. Also, the bike rodeo was cool. Delray Beach Parks and Recreation offered a kids’ bike rodeo, which the parents seemed to love!

What are some tips that people can learn from the Delray Beach Bicycle Safety Fair?

P: Always wear a helmet regardless of your age and… you’ll have to attend to learn some more.The 2nd Annual Delray Beach Bicycle Safety Fair & 25 Mile Ride begins 7:30 AM at the parking garage near Old School Square on Saturday, March 5. To learn more about this FREE event and to RSVP for the ride, click here.